June 12, 2009
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1126 PM CDT FRI JUN 12 2009

...PRELIMINARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY DETERMINES AN
EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN OLIVE BRANCH MISSISSIPPI THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE TOUCHDOWN STARTED AT 458 PM CDT AT THE TRUCK WEIGHING SCALES ON
HIGHWAY 78...ONE MILE SOUTHEAST OF GOODMAN ROAD...WHICH IS HIGHWAY
302. THE TORNADO HAD A NON CONTINUOUS TRACK TO THE EAST..NORTHEAST
FOR 2.9 MILES...ENDING A FEW HUNDRED YARDS EAST OF HACKS CROSS
ROAD...ABOUT A HALF OF A MILE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 302. IT IS ESTIMATED
THE MAXIMUM WIDTH WAS ABOUT 75 YARDS...WHILE THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED
WINDS WERE 120 MPH.

THERE IS WIDESPREAD DAMAGE ACROSS OLIVE BRANCH...WITH NUMEROUS TREES
AND POWER LINES DOWN...SOME WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON HOUSES. AT LEAST
THREE HOMES SUSTAINED EF2 DAMAGE. NUMEROUS HOMES HAVE SUBSTANTIAL
ROOF OR SHINGLE DAMAGE. THE DESOTO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS
ONE MINOR INJURY IN OLIVE BRANCH.

THE TORNADO FORMED ON THE LEADING EDGE OF A BOW ECHO WHICH PRODUCED
60 TO 80 MILE AN HOUR STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF
THE MIDSOUTH.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
853 AM CDT SAT JUN 13 2009

...EF-1 TORNADO DAMAGE SURVEYED IN BARTLETT TENNESSEE...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEAM SURVEYED TORNADO AND WIDESPREAD
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN BARTLETT TENNESSEE THIS MORNING.

THE TEAM DISCOVERED DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH A BRIEF TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BARTLETT BOULEVARD AND ELMORE
ROAD. THIS TORNADO SNAPPED NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES AND CAUSED
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE TEAM ESTIMATED WINDS TO BE 105
MPH AND RATED THE DAMAGE AS EF-1. THE TORNADO DAMAGE WIDTH WAS 30
YARDS AND THE LENGTH WAS 150 YARDS.

THIS TORNADO DAMAGE WAS EMBEDDED IN WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE FROM COVINGTON PIKE TO KIRBY/WHITTEN ROAD IN BARTLETT. LARGE
TREES AND POWER LINES CONTINUE TO BLOCK SOME ROADS IN THE AREA AND
POWER REMAINS OUT ACROSS MANY LOCATIONS IN THE CITY. THE TEAM
ESTIMATED WINDSPREAD WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS TO 90
MPH.

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INGRAM/OKULSKI

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